Nuestra Tierra Outreach and Engagement Intern

Term: 32 hrs/week (Monday-Thursday), 12 weeks from June-August

Pay: $15/hour


Experience & Competencies

● Experienced undergraduate, recent college graduate or current graduate student in urban planning, public policy or related field, with interest in advocacy, conservation, undeserved communities, social justice, civic engagement, and/or community organizing
● Demonstrated desire to learn about and work on public land issues
● Experience drafting research papers, and/or policy issue briefs/memos
● Exemplary skills in oral, written and online communication
● Exceptional interpersonal skills and able to work with people from backgrounds both similar and different to your own
● Demonstrated strong research and analysis skills; GIS a plus
● Comfort executing program outreach, event coordination and logistical support
● Comfort with ambiguity, flexibility and adapting to shifting priorities and plans
● Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender.   

Comfort with ambiguity, flexibility and adapting to shifting priorities and plans
Desired – access  to reliable transportation to support outreach activities  

The Nuestra Tierra Outreach and Engagement Intern position is an exciting new internship that will focus on helping to create and launch The Wilderness Society’s Urban to Wild (U2W)| Nuestra Tierra Albuquerque program, a new policy and advocacy program focused on closing gaps and addressing inequities in the region’s parks and open space network and facilitating connections to nature via creative transit and policy solutions within our growing urban centers and to public lands and wilderness beyond. Ultimately, the U2W | Albuquerque program strives to: 
● Create a robust and equitable network of parks, trails, and open space throughout the region by working with local parks and open-space officials as well as local federal land managers; 
● Build a broad-based coalition of partners working toward common open-space priorities; 
● Facilitate the strategic expansion of public transit opportunities to improve equitable access to public lands; and 
● Co-power an ever-growing community of public land advocates.  

Please read the full position description here, and get your cover letter and resume ready to apply!